Kitchen Design Ideas
dcf design group
Modern contemporary kitchen with ample storage
Smith & Smith Kitchens
Photos by Tim Turner Photography
The project was the result of a highly collaborative design process between the client and architect. This collaboration led to a design outcome which prioritised light, expanding volumes and increasing connectivity both within the home and out to the garden. Within the complex original plan, rational solutions were found to make sense of late twentieth century extensions and underutilised spaces. Compartmentalised spaces have been reprogrammed to allow for generous open plan living. A series of internal voids were used to promote social connection across and between floors, while introducing new light into the depths of the home.
Kitchen transformation in our Perrie Designs #Renointhecove project in Sydney's Middle Cove. Black satin polyurethane cabinets, Super White Dolomite Splashback and Island with Shadowline edging, Navurban oakwood feature niches and oak Herringbone floors.
Kitchen Photo Credit: Martina Gemmola Styling: Bea + Co and Bask Interiors Builder: Hart Builders
The house supports the clients’ new, shared life with a contemporary design tailored for accessibility & multigenerational living to futureproof the house. Living zones are connected via ramps internally and externally for universal access, to see the couple into their senior years. The transitional space between living and sleeping is optimized for storage and display. Joinery lines the length of the wall, with a refined palette of timber and tiles, providing a layered backdrop for the couples’ combined landscape of artwork, furniture, plants and books.
Clever re-configuration was integral in the transformation of this generic apartment kitchen into a generous, ‘house-sized’ entertaining area. The lightbulb moment was to ‘waste’ space in order to create more – by pulling the kitchen joinery forward, a previously blank wall and awkwardly sized cupboards became an expanse of sleek, maximised storage, with deep drawers and built-in elements. The new kitchen system allowed us to treat the whole 5.3m wide apartment as ‘kitchen’, giving the clients – serious cooks and entertainers – a 2.5m island bench, that simultaneously works as a partition between the kitchen and dining/living areas. The cooktop was liberated from the back wall, finding a new position that allows the cook to interact with guests without turning around. Bathed in Corian, the rangehood merges seamlessly into the splashback, bench tops and sides, creating a visual and tactile flow from one area to another. From this island bench ‘cockpit’, a beautiful expanse of new oak, engineered-timber floors stretches out into the dining and living areas, continuing up and around the re-configured ‘snug’ that houses the study. The rich warmth of this private space offsets the sleek whiteness of the kitchen and living areas, and allows for privacy while retaining visual connection to the other spaces. Small spaces can be fantastic, and maximizing the functionality of every component in this home was a satisfying challenge. Photography: Nexus Designs
C. Kairouz Architects
Light, contemporary kitchen design with open shelving, ample light, stainless steel appliances, marble splashback and benchtop, and a large butlers pantry.
Minosa | Design Life Better
Abundant storage under and over the bench handles all the items required for busy family life. The custom bookshelf houses the library. Image: Nicole England